Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,700 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

No Token Kind Of Love - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

And when I see you again...
After tensions have been suspended!
Let us take our hearts beyond places teased,
But left frozen!
To chill to appease those who wanted to see us part!
We gave them that unsighted right!
And did not fight to warm our love!
They could not accept...
We were interracially connected!
It was never the color of our skins
That shattered the torment that lived within us.
We want...
And must be together!
This is beyond description.
Or barriers that keep us broken!
Unspoken we know this is...
No token kind of love we give!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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